Arrondissement of Dendermonde

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Arrondissement of Dendermonde
Arrondissement Dendermonde
Arrondissement of Belgium
Location of the arrondissement in East Flanders
Location of the arrondissement in East Flanders
Coordinates: 51°03′N 4°03′E / 51.05°N 4.05°E / 51.05; 4.05Coordinates: 51°03′N 4°03′E / 51.05°N 4.05°E / 51.05; 4.05
Country  Belgium
Region  Flemish Region
Province  East Flanders
Municipalities 10
Area
 • Total 342.47 km2 (132.23 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)
 • Total 195,358
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

The Arrondissement of Dendermonde (Dutch: Arrondissement Dendermonde; French: Arrondissement de Termonde) is one of the six administrative arrondissements in the Province of East Flanders, Belgium. It is both an administrative and a judicial arrondissement. However, the Judicial Arrondissement of Dendermonde also comprises the municipalities of the Arrondissements of Aalst (except the municipalities of Geraardsbergen, Herzele, Sint-Lievens-Houtem and Zottegem) and Sint-Niklaas.

History[edit]

The Arrondissement of Dendermonde was created in 1800 as the third arrondissement in the Department of Escaut (Dutch: Departement Schelde). It originally comprised the cantons of Aalst, Beveren, Dendermonde, Hamme, Lokeren, Sint-Gillis-Waas, Sint-Niklaas, Temse, Wetteren and Zele. In 1814, the municipality of De Klinge in the Arrondissement of Eeklo was added to the arrondissement.

In 1818, the arrondissements of Aalst and Sint-Niklaas were created. On this occasion, the canton of Aalst was ceded to the arrondissement with the same name and the cantons of Beveren, Sint-Gillis-Waas, Sint-Niklaas and Temse were ceded from the arrondissement in order to form the Arrondissement of Sint-Niklaas. Parts of Laarne and Kalken were ceded to the Arrondissement of Ghent in 1921 in order to form the new municipality of Beervelde.

Judicial Arrondissement Dendermonde

Municipalities[edit]

The Administrative Arrondissement of Dendermonde consists of the following municipalities: